Welcome

Welcome to the Paul Brady website. ‘About’ takes you to a biography, the lyrics of all my songs, all my musical collaborations and former incarnations, a list of the many artists who’ve covered my songs and the songwriters I’ve co-written with over the years. There’s also a Press and reviews page so you can see what you’re letting yourself in for. Tablature for some of my acoustic guitar arrangements appears under ‘Misc’.
Visit the ‘PeeBee Store’ to listen to or download CDs and individual songs. Purchase CDs and DVDs by mail-order. Download printed music. Find lots of rarities, live concerts, out-takes, b-sides, alternative mixes and demos not available anywhere else. Check out the gallery and videos section to see some of the dodgy haircuts and shapes thrown over the years.
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Thank you for visiting us. Paul Brady

The Vicar St Sessions Volume 1

Vicar St Session
 
Hi all, 
We are pleased to reveal that the new Paul Brady album ‘The Vicar Street Sessions Vol 1’ on Proper Records (PRPCD128) is set for release on April 27th 2015. This first volume of recordings from the now legendary month of Dublin shows in 2001 has 13 tracks with guests featuring in order of appearance, Mark Knopfler, Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer, Sinéad O’Connor, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Curtis Stigers, Ronan Keating, Eleanor McEvoy, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and Moya Brennan (aka Máire Ní Bhraonáin) plus four songs from Paul and his band. 
From this site in the PeeBee store the album is available to pre-order in CD form (mail order), 320 kbps mp3 download (complete album only) and in limited edition high quality 180gm virgin vinyl double album with double gatefold sleeve (1000 individually hand numbered and signed by Paul and available only from this site). All pre-orders will be serviced on April 27th.
The album can also be pre-ordered from Amazon (http://smarturl.it/5r92vh ), iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ovsemt) or Proper Records (http://smarturl.it/ozb99q) in their usual formats. For those wanting to know more about the event itself please see the archives page.

Back In The Saddle

Hi all. Things are moving very fast. Last week I played guitar and piano onstage for the first time since the Gig For Gaza in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre last September. A month ago I wasn’t sure if I’d ever play again. I’m finally realising that I can do it now. Still stiff and a little sore but getting better all the time.

But I wasn’t expecting to be working so soon. I had planned some shows in April and May because …well, you have to plan shows way in advance even before you know if you can do them! I was looking forward to Feb and March to complete my recovery and was confident. But now I’m being asked to play with the Ulster Orchestra in The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast on Mar 3 for a BBC TV recording of a St Patrick’s Day show and…I’m going to do it. I plan to sing two songs, a new song called Oceans Of Time and Nobody Knows. Then it’s concerts in Limerick (April 10), Ratoath (23 & 24 April), Cork (25 April) and Dublin (May 15) all details on the tour dates page.Read More

Paul Brady live at The Pavilion Theatre

Hi all.

January 18th & 19th 2013 I played the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. We recorded the shows. The 19th Jan show is now available to download from the website as a complete show or in 4 separate sections. Both options come in a choice of 320 or 192 kbps MP3 formats.

Enjoy!

Available from the PeeBee Store

Back In Japan

I’m back in Japan, just around the same time as last year. The weather is completely different this time. 21℃ mid afternoon. T-shirt weather, as we say at home. I’ve one gig behind me and again I’m left wondering what these lovely people see/ hear in me. Because listen they do. Scarily so.

Mind you, you learn a lot about yourself and your art in this country. Freed of, deserted by all the musical and lyrical frames of reference that cloud the issue in the English speaking countries, Ireland in particular, you’re left with nothing but the sound you make and the way you look. There is no shared cultural memory which has made so many of my songs resonate with the Irish diaspora and those other cultures it has intermingled with. No musical commonality that I can see beyond, I suppose, a shared love of the best in American music of the past century which has also left its mark on me. A response therefore is visceral, fundamentally human, instinctive. When it comes.. and come it does in spades, I come face to face with myself in a way I never do elsewhere. I end up feeling more human, a basic individual giving voice to a spirit as old as time. But in truth I’m as far from fully understanding what it is as ever…and end up forced to accept that whatever the signal is, it’s bigger and more complex, yet primitive and universal than my take on it.